3 backup QBs Ravens must add after Tyler Huntley left for Browns

The Ravens should try to secure the best backup possible

Wild Card Round - Baltimore Ravens v Tennessee Titans
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1. Ryan Tannehill

As the quarterback carousel slows down, Tannehill has been left without a seat. Teams seem to be quite pessimistic about Tannehill’s NFL future after a very poor 2023 campaign that saw him benched for rookie Will Levis after throwing more interceptions than touchdown passes in his six starts.

In terms of pedigree, Tannehill, who has amassed nearly 35,000 passing yards and 216 passing touchdowns in his career, is challenged only by Carson Wentz, recently supplanted by Jimmy Garoppolo, in the current backup market. With Wentz younger than the 36-year-old greybeard and in possession of the stronger arm, he could become the more expensive option of the two.

Will Ryan Tannehill join the Baltimore Ravens?

Tannehill still has enough arm talent and on-schedule timing to effectively operate an offense, provided he is kept upright. While the former college wide receiver is no longer a premium athlete for the position, he can still get outside the pocket when pressure comes and uncork some impressive throws.

Tannehill likely has enough self-awareness to know that his time as a starter in the league is over. If he is willing to make the transition to backup, he should have a fairly strong market. Even after his poor play last year, going to Baltimore and linking back up with Derrick Henry could be a nice landing spot for him.

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